Fore skin and seven years ago…
…Our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. However, for many, if you’re a man & you’re not circumcised, you’re not considered equal!! Whether you believe that the human form was brought about by intelligent design, or by natural selection/evolution, it would seem most would believe that at least during one time in history, the foreskin was necessary. Humans have a few parts that have been deemed vestigial, but what is unknown to many, the foreskin is anything but! Here is a list of benefits & functions of the foreskin:
- Full penis length & circumference. The “prepuce” (foreskin) constitutes 50% or more of the skin system of the penis. If unfolded and spread flat, the average adult foreskin measures 10-14 square inches, or about the size of an index card. The foreskin creates a visibly longer penis, especially when the foreskin extends beyond the head of the penis. Also, the double-layered tissue of the foreskin engorges with blood during erection & creates a visibly & sensually thicker shaft & glans.When the engorged foreskin retracts behind the coronal ridge of the glans, it often creates a wider & more pronounced “ridge” that many partners find especially stimulating during penetrative intercourse. The circumcised penis appears truncated & thinner than a full-sized intact penis.
- Protection. The sleeve of tissue known as the foreskin normally covers the glans & protects it from abrasion, drying, callusing (keratinization), and environmental contaminants. The glans is intended by nature to be a protected internal organ, like the female clitoris. The effect of an exposed glans & resulting keratinization on human sexual response has never been studied. Increasing reports by men circumcised in adulthood indicate that keratinization causes a loss of sexual sensation, pleasure and fulfillment.
- Ridged bands. The inner foreskin contains bands of densely innervated, sexually responsive tissue. They constitute a primary erogenous zone of the human penis & are important for realizing the fullness & intensity of sexual response.
- Gliding action. The foreskin is the only moving part of the penis. During any sexual activity, the foreskin & glans work in unison; their mutual interaction creates a complete sexual response. In heterosexual intercourse, the non-abrasive gliding of the penis in & out of itself within the vagina facilitates smooth & pleasurable intercourse for both partners. Without this gliding action, the corona of the circumcised penis can function as a one-way valve, dragging vaginal lubricants out into the drying air & making artificial lubricants essential for non-painful intercourse.
- Specialized sensory tissue. In addition to the ridged bands previously mentioned, thousands of coiled fine-touch receptors (Messiner’s corpuscles) constitute the most important sensory component of the penis. The foreskin contains branches of the dorsal nerve & between 10,000-20,000 specialized erotogenic nerve endings of several types, which are capable of sensing slight motion & stretch, subtle changes in temperature & fine graduations in texture.
- The frenulum. This is a highly nerve-laden web of tissue that tethers the inner foreskin to the underside of the glans. It is similar to the frenula found under the tongue, the upper lip & the clitoral hood (female foreskin). For many intact men, the penile frenulum is a male G-spot that is highly pleasurable when repeatedly stretched & relaxed during sexual activity. Depending on the surgical method used, the frenulum is partially to completely destroyed by circumcision.
- Proper blood flow. The foreskin contains several feet of blood vessels, including the frenular artery & branches of the dorsal artery. The loss of this rich vascularization interrupts normal blood flow to the shaft & glans of the penis, damaging the natural function of the penis & altering its development.
- Immunological defense. The soft mucosa of the inner foreskin produces plasma cells, which secrete immunoglobulin antibodies & antibacterial & antiviral proteins, such as the pathogen-killing enzyme called lysozyme. All of the human mucosa (the linings of the mouth, eyelids, vagina, foreskin & anus) are the body’s first line of defense against disease. This benefit of the foreskin could be one possible explanation why intact men are at lower risk of chlamydia & other sexual transmitted diseases.
- Langerhans cells. These specialized epithelial cells are a component of the immune system & may play a role in protecting the penis from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS.
- Proper lymph flow. The foreskin contains lymphatic vessels, which are necessary for proper lymph flow & immunological functioning.
- Estrogen receptors. The foreskin contains estrogen receptors, whose purpose is not yet fully understood & needs further study.
- Apocrine glands. These glands produce pheromones, natures invisible yet compelling signals to potential sexual partners. The effect of their absence on human sexual behavior has never been studied.
- Sebaceous glands. The oils produced by these glands lubricate & moisturize the foreskin & glans, so that the two structures function together smoothly.
- Dartos fascia. This is a smooth muscle sheath that underlies the scrotum, the entire penis & the tip of the foreskin. It is necessary for proper temperature regulation of the genitals (causing these structures to elongate in the heat & shrink in the cold). Approximately half of the Dartos fascia is destroyed by circumcision.
- Natural texture & coloration of the glans. In the intact penis, the glans normally appears moist, shiny & pinkish-red to dark purple. These visual cues often attract & excite a sexual partner. The glans of a circumcised penis is dry, rough & often light pink to bluish-gray in color due to scarring.
- Zero-risk of serious infection or surgical injury. Unfortunate male babies & boys who suffer botched circumcisions lose part or all of their penis from surgical mishap or subsequent infection. They are then sometimes ‘sexually reassigned’ by castration & transgender surgeries. They are relegated to a life of hormone therapy & are compelled to live their lives as pseudo-females, the success of which has never been fully assessed.
- Zero-risk of death from surgery. Every year boys die from the complications of circumcision, a fact that the American circumcision industry ignores, obscures or downplays.
- Electromagnetic cross-communication. Anecdotal reports suggest that, without the mucosa of its foreskin, the penis lacks the capacity for the subtle electromagnetic energy transfer that occurs during contact between two mucosa membranes (the vaginal walls & the exposed inner lining of the foreskin). Such contact contributes to the full experience of sexual pleasure. These reports deserve further scientific study.
So it’s ignorant & cruel to make a man feel unclean or undesirable if he hasn’t undergone the permanently mutilating procedure & there are no solid medical reasons (other than rare disorders) to put a baby boy through that, only religious, superficial, aesthetic ones!